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Contaminated strawberries, Queensland - update 4

Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young confirms that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three brands that have confirmed contaminations.

“All reports of contaminations are being fully investigated, but no other brands are being withdrawn at this time,” Dr Young said.

“We are working closely with our local and interstate counterparts as the investigation continues and are committed to keeping the public informed as this progresses.

“If you still have Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries at home you should return them to the store or throw them away.

“For all other brands, our advice remains that you can continue to eat strawberries, but you should cut them up before eating.

“Remember if in doubt, throw them out. Otherwise, make sure you chop before you chomp.”

The Queensland Government has offered a $100,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible.

Anyone with information should contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Last updated: 16 September 2018